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the space of about a mile: their beha, is oftentimes gratifying to us, there is a viour was, for the most part, pleasing. degree of apathy withal which is so fre
Nov. 14. 1829-For the last month, we quently witnessed in our Native Land. have each, according as we have had op- My conversation with the Natives to-day portunity, been occupied every afternoon would strike a new comer; but I am in building chimneys, and in plastering afraid to expect much. Mr. Davis's house, excepting those days
Dec. 21 - Two Chiefs, a man and which have been spent among the Na woman, have been just murdered, under tives. Our mornings, till dinner-time, are the pretext that they had bewitched fully taken up with Native and English several persons who have died lately. Schools, and translation of the Scriptures. Some other woman dreamt that such was
Nov. 15: Sunday-During our aft- the case, and this dream was sufficient in ernoon Service, (which, excepting the the eyes of a Native. The bodies were Psalms and one Lesson, is in the Native taken to Kororarika, the Bay frequented Language,) I baptized a Native Lad by by the shipping ; and cooked and eaten. the name of Robert, who has for some Extracts from the Journal of the Rev. time manifested a very pleasing change.
William Yate. There are others, also, who are, I hope, Feb,5,1829—A large number of Natives proper subjects for this Ordinance: one
passed through our Settlement: they were man, Taiwanga, said afterwards, that he part of the Tribe Urikapana : they stayed felt inclined to come forward to be bap more than an hour, and were trying to tized himself, but that he did not like to get into all our places. There was one do so of his own accord.
Chief among them, who had formerly Nov. 20- The Baptized Native, Ro- been a very wicked fellow; but he says bert, is rapidly declining in health, having his wickedness to the white men is gone, been now ill for nearly a twelvemonth; and he loves them now, and will not be but his mind is in a peaceful state, and troublesome any more. his hope is in his Saviour. He does not Feb. 6–Visited the Natives at Pyhea; furnish one of those striking instances of but saw only three small parties : the conversion which we sometimes meet others were gone inland, to their cultivawith, but there is a satisfactory evidence tions: they were very careless about my that his trust is on the right foundation : message. All their thoughts and words he suffers much from his disease, and is ran upon the number of ships now in desirous to be removed by death. the Bay of Islands : they were so full of
Nov. 27.—The state of the weather has these things, that I could scarce speak to prevented us from visiting the Native them on any other subject. I did, howSettlements during the week; our prin ever, at last, manage to gain their attencipal occupation has therefore been in tion, by telling them of the shipwreck of the Schools and in Translation. We are Paul : they said, it was not on New preparing the Burial Service, in expecta- Zealand that he was wrecked; for if any tion of the death of Robert, who is drawing thing of the kind had happened here, fast towards his end.
Paul would not have been taken into. Nov. 29 : Sunday Mr. and Mrs. their houses, unless it had been to be Browne arrived this evening, in the killed and eaten. · Edinburgh Castle,” after a passage of Feb. 9 - Matapo, a Chief of Taia19 days from Port Jackson. Mr. and mai, killed a Slave this morning: the reaMrs. C. Davis, and Miss Hart, sailed a son which he gave for it was, that she had fortnight since in the “Haweis,” but have bewitched Tekoki, the Chief of Kauanot yet been heard of.
kaua, and caused his illness. After MaNov. 30—Buried the Native Boy, Ro- tapo had killed her, that old wretch Tabert. His death has not excited much ria roasted and eat her. I have noticed thought among the Natives : they are Taria as being the most barbarous man content with thinking that he was a Be- in the island : he has killed and eaten liever and is gone to heaven, without three persons since I have been in New desiring the same blessing for themselves. ' Zealand.
Dec. 16–Went to the Native Settle Feb. 16 - Paue, one of our great men ment at Wangai. There is one point in at Waimate, died this morning, after a the New Zealanders different from many lingering and painful illness. He was a other Heathens : they do not commonly Native of very pleasing manners, but cavil at what we say to them; but, while never gave the least signs of conversion. they yield their assent in such a way as His friends sent down to us for a blanket,
to wrap up the body previous to inter- enough at the various places to employ ment. There is nothing in which they me for three hours. It is quite cheering are more particular than in their respect to our minds to go out amongst the Nafor the dead.
tives, they generally are so ready to lisFeb. 17, 1829-A great number of our ten to all we have to say. I feel myBoys went inland to-day, to attend the fu- self more in my work when engaged in neral of Paue. They generally go when this way, than I do at any other employa great man dies; and cut themselves in a ment; and now I have a horse, I can most terrific manner, which they say is to visit much more than before, and, at the force themselves to cry, and to shew same time, not neglect the other importheir great love for the departed person. tant part of our occupations the transThe whole concludes with a feast. The lation of the Scripture into the Native latter is, I conceive, the grand attrac- Language. tion to our boys : if there was nothing Feb. 27-Visited the Natives at Tako, given away, I question whether they a large Settlement on the coast, about
12 miles from Kiddeekiddee: I went on Feb. 18, 19-Went out on Wed- horseback, and took two of my Boys to Desday Morning, amongst the Natives, shew me the road, which, in some places, with Mr. Clarke: we went to Waimate is very bad and dangerous. The Chief and Awaawa. As soon
we 'had of Tako, Wata, was gone to Wangaroa, to pitched our tents, it began to rain very see Ururoa, who is ill: his wife was at hard ; and on Thursday Morning, at day- home, and all her people. I had never break, we were obliged to give up all been at this place before; nor has it thoughts of further visiting, and to hasten been visited more than twice by Eurohome lest we should be unable to ford peang. My reception was very gracious : the rivers. We were obliged to wade the old lady scolded her Slaves at & up to our middle during a great part of furious rate, because they were so long the day: during the whole journey, it in cooking food for myself and Boys. I rained tremendously; and, when we ar. spoke to five parties, and declared to rived at home, which we did, by the bless- them the unsearchable riches of Christ. ing of God, in about four hours, we found When I had crossed the river, on my rea large flood in the Kiddeekiddee River, turn home, a party came up from the
the Wednesday, Mr. Clarke took one southward. Tetore, a Chief of Waimate, way, and I took another we both met was going to the place which I had left: with a large number of Natives, so that he was carrying a small piece of stick, as our journey was not in vain. I went to a memento of the late Paue, which was the residence of Pauo, who was said to fastened to the top of a spear; and he, be dead: I found him alive, but he died as the bearer, was tapaed, and dared not in a few hours after my arrival. No one eat till he had delivered it to the person was allowed to go near him, as the place for whom it was intended. I offered was tapued: I, however, paid no regard him a piece of gingerbread which I had to what they said, but rode up to his in my pocket; but when he saw it, he fled little shed, and made him some tea, and from it as from a serpent. endeavoured to improve the opportunity. Feb. 28 — Taria came down to our A great number of Natives were present, house ; but we would not speak to him, waiting for his death: they were all at on account of his late ill behaviour. tentive. I spent nearly four hours among
March 6 - Seven messengers, from them; and I trust that the time was not different Chiefs at Waimate, came for spent in vain.
medicine for their masters: a great numFeb. 23 — Visited the Natives at ber of diseases at present rage amongst Paitai : I saw four parties. Kopiri was the Natives. returned from Maunganui; and his being March 10—About 100 Natives passed there served much to increase the num through Kiddeekiddee very hastily, on ber of my auditors. I called at the re their way to the residence of the late sidence of the late unhappy Mautaku: it Koikoi; where they are going to take was the picture of desolation and misery. away all the food, for some bad words
Feb. 26-Visited Waimate, and called which the old man said just before his at seven residences; but did not meet death. We never say any thing to disas great a number of Natives as I ex suade them from this, as it is quite right pected, because they were busy in elear. according to native custom; and an ining away the woods. However, I found terference in their regulations, except
where life is at stake, would be produc I spoke to fourteen parties; some of whom tive of no good.
were attentive, and others exceedingly March 14, 1829-Went down to Ran careless. gheehoo, and visited the Natives at Pyhea April 12: Sunday Preached to the on my way. Heard of the destruction Europeans at Kiddeekiddee, from John of Mr. Campbell's Brig, the “Haweis,' viii. 21: in the afternoon, attended School, by the Natives at the southward; and
and addressed the Natives : there were afterwards heard the whole truth: three 80 Boys and Girls present. of her crew were killed and eaten, but April 14, 15, 1829–Went to Waimate, the vessel and the rest of the crew were Pukenui, and Mauperi : I met some saved by Captain Clarke.
very large parties, and spoke at 17 difMarch 18-A large number of Natives ferent villages. I am in sad want of a from Shukeanga passed through the Set good tent: the one which I have at pretlement: Patuoni was with them, and sent is so very small, that I cannot lie they consequently behaved very well. down in it; and I am very much exposed I this evening addressed our Natives on to damps during the night, which are exthe willingness of Christ to receive all tremely pernicious. The Natives made that come to Him.
many excellent remarks about what I March 19-Visited the Natives down had said to them at my last visit. They the river; and met with a large number, certainly do not forget much; and only about 250 : they were full of levity, being require to be often visited, to cause them on a stripping expedition, and would not to retain a great deal of the letter of the listen to me at all.
Gospel. During my round, I saw two March 20-Went to Ware Puke, to old women most cruelly cutting themsee after some trees which were carried selves with cockle-shells: all that I could down the river in the last flood : I set say to them had no effect: for more than my Boys to cut one up, and to split it three-quarters of an hour they continued into lathes for my house, which will soon
their barbarous employment, and perbe ready for plastering. Warepu and fectly astonished me at the quantity of Ane, two old servants in the Settlement, blood which they lost. were married this evening: they are likely April 16—Shunghee's eldest Son paid to do exceedingly well: their marriage is
us a visit this morning, from Wangaroa : not a hurried thing, but has been in con he brought two pigs as a present. templation for more than twelve months. April 17—This being Good Friday, I
March 22: Sunday- Preached to the preached to the Europeans at KiddeeEuropeans at Kiddeekiddee from Eph. v. kiddee, from John xix. 30; and in the 1,2. and administered the Lord's Supper: afternoon, from Acts viii. 32, 33: in the Rewa, our principal Chief, was present evening, I addressed the Natives from at our Morning Service.
In the after the latter text; they were all very atnoon,
I attended School, and addressed tentive. Although this is a fast-day, the Natives. Went up the hill, and to we were obliged to give the Natives a Kororiko, and spoke to two large parties
feast of rice and pork: we cannot keep any of Natives who were waiting for the tide :
of the Fasts or Festivals of our Church they were attentive.
without the Natives being treated with March 23 - 25 - Messrs. W. Wil something. liams, Puckey, and Shepherd came to April 18: Sunday-In the middle of Kiddeekiddee on Monday last; and we Service, Mr. Baker's house was broken spent three days in close application to into by one of his Natives; so that I was the language.
prevented administering the Sacrament March 26-Visited the Natives at till evening, as Mr. Kemp and Mr. HamWaimate : I found but very few at home,
lin went after the thief. In the afteras great numbers were gone to the other noon, attended the School, and addressed side of the Island, on a stripping expe
the Natives. dition; and to give an invitation to attend April 24– Visited the Natives at Waia Hahaunga, or removal of bones, which mate : they were most of them gone to will take place at Waimate in about six the Hahaunga, or removal of bones. The weeks.
bones were those of the late Shungee. March 31,- Visited the Natives at This is the third, and I believe the last Mauperi Lake: I went by way of Wai time they will be removed. mate, and slept at the residence of the May 4—6-Went to Rangheehoo, in youngest Brother of the late. Shunghee. company with Messrs. Clarke and Kemp,
to our Monthly Meeting: we examined not, however, intended for us: it was the translation of the First Chapter of St. right according to their native customs. John, and prepared it for the press. A Boy of Mr. Baker's had been inland,
May 12,1829-Old Wata, a very vene and during that time had married a Girl rable man, a Chief of Tako, came down, living at Mr. Clarke's. This Girl had according to the promise which he made been some time set apart for her father, me on Saturday last, and sold us twenty- in-law, and consequently could not marry four baskets of Indian Corn of very ex any other without subjecting, not only cellent quality: he brought twenty-four herself, but also her husband to death. Slaves to carry it; and they had to bring After they were married, they returned it, over a very bad road, more than four- to Kiddeekiddee; and two days after, teen miles. The payment was two best the whole Tribe came down, to take blankets.
the bride away, and to give the brideMay 13, 14— Visited the Natives at groom a thorough beating: they dared Waimate and the Ahuahu. I spoke to not to go further lengths than this, befifteen parties, in number about 350. cause he is a great man amongst them. On my way, I was met by the Wife of In searching for the bride, the Natives Titore: she was going to Kiddeekiddee, were very unruly: the presence of Rewa to fetch me to her husband, who is very could not keep them from jumping over ill : he is a man of great consequence, our fences, and running all over our places, second only to Rewa. I found him lying to find the hidden-one: they at length by the side of a small brook, with no other discovered her retreat, gave her a beatcovering but the heavens: I bled him, ing, and carried her in triumph away. and gave him some medicine, and advised It all passed off very well : but it might his going under some shelter. He said, have been of serious consequence, as her "No," that he was under a tapu, and brother pointed his gun, and was just therefore dared not to go. “If,” said he, about to shoot her, when it was snatched “I were now to go into a house, the Atua away by a friend. She will not now rewould be very angry; he would cause ceive any further injury; but I know this stone to pass through my ribs and not whether she will be returned to her to enter my heart, and I should die. husband, or kept some little time longer As it is,” he continued, there are bul- for her father-in-law. lets inside me; one in my arm, another May 16 — A Native came this mornin my thigh, and one in my throat.” I ing, to take away a Girl of Mr. Kemp's, endeavoured to reason him out of so ab- who but a short time before had been resurd a belief; but he was so superstitious, deemed : he tried very hard, but was that he turned a deaf ear to all that I unable to gain his point. Unahanga, a said on the subject. When I had bled Boy of mine, who went last week with him, he said, “There, that is good : now an intention of going with the Wangaroa there is a hole, and perhaps the bullets Natives to a battle, returned, and said may be permitted by the Atua to pass he would rather sit with me in peace. out of me, and I shall live.' Before I May 30 - A Chief from Waimate, passed on my way, I boiled him some named Moka, came down to sell some tea, which he drank: it evidently re pigs : he brought me payment for a freshed him, the depression of his spirits hatchet, which his wife stole from me vanished, and he felt himself much better. some months ago.
I verily believe that there is nothing June 1—3—At Pyhea, at our Monthly which a New Zealander feels more than Meeting. We examined Chapters iv. and a little attention paid to him when sick. v. of Matthew. During my absence, a Any thing which we can do in that way, very large party from the southward came either to the rich or the poor, is almost to pay a visit to Rewa. In paying them certain to gain us friends. On my return the usual compliments, his gun burst, and to Kiddeekiddee I found the Tribe Nga- his hand was very much wounded. On this te-rahairi there : they consisted of about account, all his food and blankets and 300 : they were on their way to a feast other possessions will be taken away from at Tako. They behaved very well, but him by his friends, as a mark of disrespect. were extremely noisy.
June 11, 12 — Visited the Natives May 15-I have this day witnessed at Waimate. There were a vast multiwhat I never did before in New Zealand tude of Natives assembled together, from -a number of Natives come into the Set- all parts of the Island, to a feast given tlement and being troublesome. It was by the people of Waimate, at the remo
val of the bones of Paru. I had an ex July 31-A large party of the Ngacellent opportunity of speaking to them; te-mau took their departure this morning : and, on the whole, they were attentive. they were loaded with guns and powder,
June 21, 1829: Sunday-Baptized the their gods, and presents from the NgaInfant Children of Messrs. Baker and puhi. I visited them at Kororiko. They Hamlin, and also the Daughter of Tana were too much engaged to listen to my and Ranghi, a married couple who have message. long been living with Mr. Kemp: in the Aug. 2 : SundayA number of Sai. evening, I addressed the Natives on the lors came on shore, from a yessel lying subject of Baptism.
at Rangheehoo : their behaviour was June 28 : Sunday - Opened the new worse, far worse, than any thing I ever School-Room, as a temporary Chapel. I witnessed before. Certainly the Enpreached in the morning, read & Sermon glish Sailors are a dreadful curse to this in the afternoon, and addressed the Na land. tives in the evening. Our Morning Ser Sept. 22—Went with Mr. Kemp and vice is conducted in the Native Language, Mrs. Hamlin to the Settlement at Ranexcept the Sermon ; our Afternoon Ser gheehoo : we were stopped in our way vice all in the Engilsh Language; and down the river, because it was tapued ; our Evening Service entirely in Native. but when we reasoned with the Natives,
June 30-A large party from Wan- they let us pass. When we arrived at garuru came up to Kiddeekiddee this Rangheehoo, we were very ill-treated morning: they very soon left for Shu- by the Natives there: they took our keanga. I went to meet them at Koro- sails, beat our Boys, and did every thing riko, their landing-place, but could not but offer us personal violence. No conget in a word. They had a sham-fight duct could well be worse. We found with our Boys, and concluded with their Mrs. Shepherd dangerously ill. Rehideous dance.
turned by night to Kiddeekiddee.
The Instructions of the Committee were, A Tutor will be wanted at Christmas on the 19th October, delivered by the for the Society's Institution at Islington. junior Secretary to the Rev. John Raban, He should be a man of solid parts and on his return; and to Messrs. W. Tubb, piety, in Holy Orders, and unmarried. W. Young, and R. Lloyd, proceeding as The duties of the situation, with the reCatechists to Western Africa. They were muneration and other particulars, will be afterwards addressed by the Rev. J. found in the Regulations of the InstituHough, and commended in prayer to the tion printed in the Society's last Report, blessing of God, by the Rev. W. Hancock. Appendix No. III. Application to be They embarked at Gravesend on the made personally, or by Letter, post paid, 27th, in the “ Thomas Wallace," Captain to the Principal of the Church Missionary Ford.
West Africa — Mr. Henry Graham quibo, August 28th, it appears that he writes from Sierra Leone, under date was in good health, and pursuing his of August 10th
labours. We are all, at present, in tolerable health. North-West America - The Rev. David Mr. Betts and Mrs. Weeks have been labour Jones writes from the Red River, Aug. ing for some time under slight indisposition, 10thbut are now much better.
We are all spared in life, enjoy good West Indies.- By a Letter received health, and are permitted still to labour in from Mr. John Armstrong, dated Esse our Master's vineyard.